Driver Installation / ConfigurationDriver Installation
Driver installation was a snap. The included CD has a no-frills 32 and 64 bit driver, as well as a control panel application.
The control panel was quite useful, containing all sorts of features, many of which I have never seen on *any* PCI device short of a bus analyzer.
A plethora of board-level tests are available.
The PCI status screen shows all errors since boot. The TX error count is expected, and occurs only during POST.
Backups and restorations to/from the on-board SLC flash occur in ~60 seconds and can be performed with the drive active / in use.
That last one just punched me right in the face. 309k IOPS! To put this in perspective, see the following short list:
- Intel X25: ~60k
- Fusion-io ioDrive: ~100k
- Fusion-io ioDrive duo: ~200k